Texas A&M Football: Aggies make big statistical strides vs New Mexico

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The other side of the ball played great as well, although they won’t make nearly as many headlines. The Aggie defense allowed 2.4 yards per play, and had five tackles for loss. The only negative I can think of from the defensive side is that there was one sack out of 17 drop-backs, but that is a fine number to have.

The defense saw their ranking rise from 70th to 58th in the country, movement in the right direction. Right now, the Aggies are slightly above average in both categories, and should be tested pretty well against Ole Miss this Saturday night in Oxford.

Next: Advanced stats and the Aggie defense

The one spot that worries me about the defense is the passing defense. Ole Miss is great at passing the ball, even with quarterback Shea Patterson missing extended time. This should be a great test for an Aggies team that has moved in the right direction after the Mississippi State game.